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Moles are a scourge for many gardeners and landowners. They dig galleries and can nibble the roots of your plants and lawns. Although they can provide important food for birds, moles can also be very harmful. Fortunately, there are effective ways to get rid of moles and find a clean, healthy and beautiful exterior. In this article we will find out how to get rid of moles and protect your garden. Moles are creatures that dig tunnels and tunnels in the floors of our gardens and are very difficult to capture and eliminate once they take up residence. These cause considerable damage to lawns and plant roots and can damage soil structure if left unchecked. Moles are also dangerous for cats and dogs that can fall into a hole if they jump too far. Fortunately, there are various methods to get rid of these pests, and we will find out in more detail how you can do it safely and effectively.
What is a mole?
A mole is a small mammal that can be up to 15 cm long and weigh up to 200 g. These animals are nocturnal and have a coat color that varies between gray, brown and white. Moles have large brown eyes and short ears that are not visible on the outside. The mole is recognizable by its truffle, very elongated, which allows it to dig galleries in the ground. These animals are usually terricoles and dig tunnels several meters deep and up to several hundred meters in length. Moles are often considered pests because they can cause damage to the environment by digging galleries that can cause damage to property or agricultural crops. They can also cause damage to flora and fauna by aerating soils and releasing invasive plants. There are different methods to get rid of moles, including trapping, the use of smoke and the use of chemicals. These methods can be effective in the short term, but they are not always adapted to each environment and can lead to negative consequences on the ecosystem.
Using repellents for moles
Repellents are an easy and inexpensive method of getting rid of moles. They are usually available in stores and can be applied directly to the floor where moles are active. Repellents are designed to deter moles and prevent them from digging tunnels. Repellents are usually based on organic matter, such as urea, and can be applied in the form of powders, granules or granules that release gases. They can also be sprayed directly on the infested area. Repellents can be very effective in preventing the development of additional moles and in discouraging existing moles from staying in the area. However, they have their limitations and may not be effective. Repellents are most effective when applied during the breeding season or before an infestation occurs. Natural predators, such as foxes and snakes, are also a cost-effective solution to reduce the number of moles in your garden.
How to dig up moles
Moles are a scourge for gardeners and growers. They can cause catastrophic damage to your crops if left unattended. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of moles and prevent the damage they can cause. The first method of digging up moles is to use mole traps. These traps are usually easy to install and maintain. You can place them at the entrance of mole tunnels to capture these pests. You can also use mole traps, which are traps that open and allow you to capture moles alive. You can also use mole repellents that can be applied to the floor to prevent moles from digging. If you use these methods, be sure to use them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Using traps for moles
Mole traps are an effective way to get rid of moles in your garden. They are easy to use and are generally very effective. Most mole traps are small metal cages that can support one mole at a time. Once the mole is caught, it can be released elsewhere where it won’t harm your lawn. You can also use pressure mole traps to kill the mole. This type of trap is often cone-shaped, and when the mole enters the trap, a rocking mechanism sends a steel disc against the mole, instantly killing the animal. These traps should always be placed in areas where moles are common and where they cannot be disturbed by humans or pets.
Prevent moles from entering your garden
First, it is important to put protections in place to prevent moles from entering your garden. One of the most effective methods is to use physical barriers to form an impassable obstacle. A metal barrier can be installed at the base of the exterior walls, bury to a depth of 30 cm, to block moles and prevent them from entering your garden. You can also install a plastic net or fine-mesh mesh throughout your garden that will keep moles and other small mammals out. Another method is the use of a chemical specifically designed to repel moles, which can be applied to the base of walls and fences to create an invisible wall that will keep them away. Secondly, you can also set up visual systems to prevent moles from entering your garden. Visual repellers are a very popular and inexpensive method of keeping moles at bay. You can install metal or plastic objects that can be surrounded by a cord, and move everything from time to time, to keep moles at bay. Do not forget to move them regularly, because if moles get used to them, they will feel less frightened and return to your garden more easily. You can also install repellent films, such as reflective films that can be placed along walls and fences to repel moles. It is important to regularly check that these repellents are in place and working properly.